The Republicans take control of the Georgia Legislature for the first time in a century and they repeal the Jim Crow Laws. The democrats scream the Republicans are racists, but it seems when good things happen for Blacks in Georgia, Republicans are behind it.
I know it is a purely symbolic gesture, but why didn’t the Democrats do something about it previously?
With a few strokes of his pen, Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday erased some of the ugliest parts of Georgia’s history from the state’s legal code.
The governor signed four bills that repeal segregation-era laws. The laws have not been enforced in years, but they remained in the code. Perdue said that removing the laws is not only a symbolic gesture, but also a substantive one.
“Today I think is another important step in the ongoing process of putting real meat to the process of racial reconciliation in Georgia,” Perdue said in his office before signing the bills.
The laws were aimed at circumventing the desegregation of public schools following the 1954 Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. Board of Education:
That is why you elect Republicans, we have substance, not rhetoric. As opposed to our most loyal opposition across the aisle.
Update: I meant to add this last night, but thanks Joe V. for sending me this story.